LOS ANGELES, CA | A World War II Sherman M4A3 military tank is on display promoting the World of Tanks from developer Wargaming.net outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center during Electronics Entertainment Expo on June 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Backbreaker's Team Checks In Again With Icebreaker

In real life, I skate like a waddling five-year-old forever on the verge of crapping his pants. In Icebreaker, I'm light on my feet, spinning, deking, and sprinting away from the bowel-loosening checks coming my way.
At the end of it all, there's a shot on goal that always goes in. More »

The Big Games, Big Gadgets, Big Surprises of E3

The promise of uncompromising gaming on the go, a sexy new console from the makers of the Wii and a robust line-up of must-have, must-play games topped this year's celebration of all things gaming in Los Angeles last week.
This year's E3 kicked off early last week with a look at what the makers of... More »

Can the Swedish Super-Gamer Conquer Kid Icarus 3DS? Yes He Can.

In the first of three videos I shot of Kid Icarus: Uprising at E3, you can see here the efforts of one Swedish super-gamer who was making his third attempt to conquer the previously-unconquerable third level of the game's E3 demo. More »

These Postcards Are Lousy With Midichlorians

I found these eight postcards at Lucas Arts's E3 backstage meeting room, a place that was also home to a tiny museum and playable copy of Kinect Star Wars.
Enjoy. More »

Watch Me Fail at Super Mario 3DS Over and Over and Over and Over and...

Super Mario 3DS is a wonderful, difficult, though not too surprising, Mario experience.
It delivers the joy of maneuvering Nintendo's titular Mario through a colorful world of moving blocks, anthropomorphic enemies, power-ups and coins. More »

The Long Path to Discovering that God Hand is Awesome

How great was God Hand, a 2006 PlayStation 2 game that IGN gave a 3.0 out of 10 to? Very, very great, Kotaku reader Bondage Zombie finally realized. And with that eureka he has sworn off looking at review scores, as he explains in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. More »

Hitman Absolution In One Sexy Brochure

Hitman Absolution was one of many of the games I saw at E3 that impressed me not only with its new take on an old formula, but in the new story it was trying to tell and the character it was trying to refresh.
Here's a look at the sleek brochure the IO Interactive was handing out during their demos. More »

Fallon Kicks Off Gaming Week Tonight With Modern Warfare 3

Video Game Week kicks off on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon tonight on NBC with the help of Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling who will be playing Modern Warfare 3 with writer and actor Simon Pegg. More »

In Defense of Duke Nukem Forever

Who is Duke Nukem, and why-after all of these years-are we still talking about him? One of our readers has described him as a "character that people actually love or hate. More »

Ubisoft Struggles To Explain How Powerful the Wii U Is

As you can imagine, many reporters had questions about the Wii U's hardware, relative to the PS3 and Xbox 360. One of the few people who actually provided some answers was Ubisoft Quebec's senior technical architect Marc Parenteau, who was brought in to discuss a Wii U Assassin's Creed at a... More »

More than 45,000 people are expected to attend the annual three-day convention to see the latest games and announcements from the gaming industry. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


Last week was brutal... and fun. It's always with mixed emotions that I leave Los Angles and E3 for home. This year saw lot of big news and fantastic games. I had a chance to hang out with the wonderful Kotaku writers and tons of other talented game writers as well as the best and brightest in the video game industry. My favorite moment? Probably the friendly, developer-packed, ESA party. My least favorite? Accidentally running into the women's bathroom to use the facilities. (I didnt' realize my mistake until I had fully committed. Sorry :( ) We'll all be spending the rest of the month writing up our impressions, our interviews, our experiences, hopefully you'll get something out of them. –Brian Crecente

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